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Robert C. Conard

Professor Emeritus


College of Arts and Sciences: Global Languages and Cultures


Email: Robert C. Conard


  • Ph.D., German, University of Cincinnati, 1967
  • M.A., German, University of Cincinnati, 1964
  • B.B.A., Acounting, University of Cincinnati, 1956


Dr. Conard started at UD in 1967. He received numerous research grants from the University and from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the College of Arts and Sciences (1994), the Teaching Excellence Award of the Southern Ohio Council for Higher Education (1995) and the University Alumni Award for Outstanding Scholarship (1995). In 1996, he was chosen one of the editors of the Collected Works of Heinrich Böll, the 1972 Nobel Laureate for Literature. Dr. Conard's main academic interest is 20th century and contemporary German literature and culture.

In 2013, Dr. Conard was awarded The Order of Merit First Class by the Republic of Hungary, Hungary’s highest civilian award, for his work in 1956-57 during and after the Hungarian Revolution in the refugee camp in Traiskirchen, Austria. At that time, Conard taught English and directed a language school in the camp for about 3,000 refugees and helped refugees to immigrate to the United States.

Research interests

  • German literature
  • German history
  • German culture